Gompie

Gompie

Lives in Netherlands Netherlands
Joined on Apr 30, 2004

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On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2391 comments in total)
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J2Gphoto: Anyone who wants a good real world review of this camera check out this video. Yeah he is an ambassador, and a visionary. But he explains what works best and why and in all honesty sold me on it being exactly what Olympus was trying to make. He has had and used the camera since Sept 2018. So I'd think he has a good idea of how it works more than any other video I've seen.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLrzooFyqsI&fbclid=IwAR3Rt35XBz5i9UO4vD5O0BECnN7knBWnzwih1FPyuvz6S_4Gs6Jq2BQ2JCY

It's not the words. You don't bite the hand that feeds you. It's the image or video result they get/show that makes me aware of what can be achieved with the camera/lens or whatever they promote.
Besides of course the educational stuff about how some features work. :~)

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2019 at 00:49 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2391 comments in total)
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derekwolrige: Looking at the gallery, I’m not liking the image quality. If printing in newpapers or small prints this would be fine. Anything else, not sure.

Well, the image material we use for our newspapers requires a max. of 200 dpi and no less than 150 dpi.
75 dpi is almost screen resolution and not enough. For special magazines and books we use about 300 dpi for image material.
So maybe we are talking different things here.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2019 at 22:09 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2391 comments in total)
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derekwolrige: Looking at the gallery, I’m not liking the image quality. If printing in newpapers or small prints this would be fine. Anything else, not sure.

Please stop. A newspaper requires about 150 to 200 dpi for printing. The quality of todays 20MP M4/3 is more than enough for books, magazines and even enlargments to some extend. In print the differences between APS-c, M4/3 and even FF is becoming less visible as when you pixelpeep on your screen.
How did we print digital material ten years ago? According to your logic the digital quality of even FF camera's back then wasn't enough for newspapers...

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2019 at 21:45 UTC
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liork: Olympus sadly became a gimmick company. Any major firmware planned for the EM 1 II?

Yep. They just announced a firmware update, but not major:
https://www.olympus-europa.com/site/en/c/cameras_support/downloads/e_m1_mark_ii_downloads.html
Don't get too excited.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2019 at 12:44 UTC
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JanMatthys: Huh? a Video of a super-fast sports camera shooting landscapes?

Yeah! ....I guess

Wow! It's just a camera not a life support device. Enjoy whatever camera and gear you have. Go out, shoot and have fun. It will relax you. Guaranteed!

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2019 at 12:56 UTC
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Orange Elephant: I had an Oly EM1.2 as my travel camera. The sensor grain is lovely for street shots, but truthfully, there is some grain in every shots, even in perfect lighting with Pro lenses. I've recently sold it to buy a Z7 which is almost exactly the same size for travel (albeit with an f4 zoom), with higher quality & compatibility with my main D810 system.

I understand where Olympus is going with this, as the only remaining advantage for M43 is in longer focal length lenses & therefore wildlife. It makes sense to aim a camera at that market. I wish them well, but I see them as becoming more niche now that Nikon & Canon have entered the mirrorless market. Also, from the wildlife aspect, I'd rather carry a D500 & 500mm PF for wildlife than EM1X & 300mm then have to work on the grain in each shot.

Just curious. Have you seen the grain in the EM1X shots?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2019 at 11:51 UTC
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JanMatthys: Huh? a Video of a super-fast sports camera shooting landscapes?

Yeah! ....I guess

Maybe it has something to do with handhold hires and build in ND filter?
Both probably welcome for landscape shooters?
Yeah!... I guess.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2019 at 14:09 UTC
On article Sony launches new line of rugged SD memory cards (331 comments in total)

Found this also on their site:
https://www.sony.net/Products/memorycard/en_us/sd/ssu/index.html
However, It works only with Sony I believe.
Maybe it can give you some extra peace of mind by using this.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2018 at 12:29 UTC as 19th comment
On article Panasonic G9 added to studio scene comparison (166 comments in total)
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Androole: In RAW it looks functionally identical to the GH5, as you'd expect. At ISO 6400 it is maybe ever-so-slightly cleaner in the shadows, but basically no difference.

So in that case, it's actually slightly better than the E-M1 II, maybe 1/3 to 1/2 stops behind the X-T2, and about 1 full stop behind the Nikon D500.

This is what EPhotozine says about it:

"Noise compared to the competition...
The G9 almost matches the Olympus E-M1 Mark II for noise performance up to ISO3200/6400, however colour saturation on the G9 drops off quicker as the ISO speed is increased in comparison. The E-M1 Mark II also manages to produce better results at ISO12800 and ISO25600, whilst the G9 doesn't manage to produce as usable an image at ISO25600."

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/panasonic-lumix-g9-expert-review-31614/performance

I think everybody has to deside for themselves which has better noise handling. My guess is they are both equally good in real world use.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 15:36 UTC
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saiko: Great app! Have been testing the Windows Beta - and just bought it today.

Does anyone know if Google Nik Collection plugins can be used with with Affinity Photo on Windows 10 like Gimp?

"Nik plugins seem to work ok except for Viveza 2 which produces colours tending to magenta." (from the Affinity Photo forum) You can find many answers to your questions there, or ask yourself.
I also have issues when using the ProPhoto color profile. The colors in the NIK Color FX preview window are very different from the ones in Affinity Photo. Much darker.
When Adobe RGB is used, it's ok.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 09:04 UTC
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saiko: Great app! Have been testing the Windows Beta - and just bought it today.

Does anyone know if Google Nik Collection plugins can be used with with Affinity Photo on Windows 10 like Gimp?

Yes, just install the NIK plugins into the Affinity Photo plugin directory.
Look at the preferences in Affinity Photo under Photoshop Plugins where to find the plugin directory. You can also link to installed Photoshop plugins there if you use Photoshop.
It worked for me.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 13:46 UTC
On article 1939: England in Color (part 1) (225 comments in total)
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BaldCol: Thanks for sharing. Very interesting.

Will future generations be finding hard drives in thier attics?

Sadly, they probably won't be able to read them...

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 09:03 UTC
On article 1939: England in Color (part 1) (225 comments in total)

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 09:01 UTC as 155th comment
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Alberto6674: Great news. Did anyone try it already and have anything to report? I guess that not only it should eliminate the shutter-shock possibility (without introducing any shutter lag as the previous option), but since with this electronic curtain the shutter only does a close-open cycle with each shot instead of a close-open-close-open one, it should also:

- Reduce noise (shutter sound)
- Double the shutter lifespan (ok, not double, since it won't apply on shots over 1/320).
- Reduce shutter lag?

See:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53413119
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53412887

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 15:06 UTC
On article 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) (437 comments in total)
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Gompie: Years ago I used software from Xara that worked a bit like Illustrator.
They seem to have added camera suport with some nice tools like "intelligent image scaling technology" and automatic Panorama creation. Also RAW support I read.
Anybody any exeperince with this?

http://www.xara.com/eu/products/designer/

Strange, Their site says:

"Designer offers support for a huge range of file formats, making it easy to exchange your work with other users and programs. This includes common bitmap types (eg GIF, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, PSD, and RAW photos) and key vector types (eg PDF and AI/EPS, SVG, and EMF/WMF). For text Xara Designer supports RTF (Rich Text Format) and for websites HTML and Flash."

Maybe you saved instead of exported...

Link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 14:22 UTC
On article 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) (437 comments in total)

Years ago I used software from Xara that worked a bit like Illustrator.
They seem to have added camera suport with some nice tools like "intelligent image scaling technology" and automatic Panorama creation. Also RAW support I read.
Anybody any exeperince with this?

http://www.xara.com/eu/products/designer/

Link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 10:38 UTC as 87th comment | 5 replies
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